gigantic

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adjective gi·gan·tic \jī-ˈgan-tik, jə-\

Definition of gigantic

  1. :  exceeding the usual or expected (as in size, force, or prominence)

gigantically

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Examples of gigantic in a Sentence

  1. a raccoon got into the trash and now there's a gigantic mess in our backyard

Origin and Etymology of gigantic

Greek gigantikos, from gigant-, gigas giant


First Known Use: 1630

Synonym Discussion of gigantic

enormous, immense, huge, vast, gigantic, colossal, mammoth mean exceedingly large. enormous and immense both suggest an exceeding of all ordinary bounds in size or amount or degree, but enormous often adds an implication of abnormality or monstrousness. an enormous expense an immense shopping mall huge commonly suggests an immensity of bulk or amount. incurred a huge debt vast usually suggests immensity of extent. the vast Russian steppes gigantic stresses the contrast with the size of others of the same kind. a gigantic sports stadium colossal applies especially to a human creation of stupendous or incredible dimensions. a colossal statue of Lincoln mammoth suggests both hugeness and ponderousness of bulk. a mammoth boulder

GIGANTIC Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of gigantic for English Language Learners

  • : extremely large


GIGANTIC Defined for Kids

gigantic

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adjective gi·gan·tic \jī-ˈgan-tik\

Definition of gigantic for Students

  1. :  extremely large or great (as in size, weight, or strength) Gigantic waves crashed on the beach.



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